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Clarence Schmidt

Clarence Lorenz Schmidt

Sunday, August 30th, 1931 - Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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Schmidt, Clarence Lorenz

Clarence died suddenly in the hospital on Wednesday November 4, 2020 at the age of 89. Friends and family mourn his loss but also celebrate a life well lived. He is survived by his son Kevin Schmidt (Jenny), grandchildren Laura Schmidt (Jesse Cowsill), Adam Schmidt (Kelsey), and great-grandson Emmett Schmidt. Also survived by his sister Shirley Exner, brothers Jim Exner (Diane), Erwin Exner, Dennis Exner (Val), Elmer Exner (Ellen), brother-in-law Roger Hardman (Janet Vaughn). Clarence joins his late wife and soul mate, Joyce (Cardoza) (2012) in heaven as well as his parents Martha and Carl Exner, his sister Marlean Hardman, sister-in-law Brenda Exner and and his daughter Cheryl Schmidt.

Clarence lived in Killaly, Saskatchewan until 17 years of age. A career with Uniroyal began in 1948
and lasted 44 years. He proudly served the Local 80 union as a negotiator, vice president and
president. His favourite leisure pursuits included motorhome travel, country music festivals, the
Second Chance Campers, curling at the Granite Club, and many sports as a player and fan. He
especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren play on teams. Most recently, the Victoria Street
McDonalds had been an important meeting place with a group who celebrated milestones,
solved world and local issues, and supported each other. Special mentions go to Len Mackie
(nephew), Joe Souliere and many others who helped support his wish to continue living in his

Clarence's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home 507 Frederick
Street, Kitchener (519-749-8467) on Monday, November 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please note that if you plan to attend, masks are mandatory and you must RSVP your attendance through the funeral home website. A private family interment will be held at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Clarence’s memory to the Grand River Hospital Foundation.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 9th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, November 9th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
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    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandanas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart.*


Donations are being accepted for: GRAND RIVER HOSPITAL FOUNDATION.


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Elmer Henry Exner

Posted at 11:14am
Clarence and Joyce were always family first, they were the foundation of strength that bound the family. Siblings that lived a distance apart in Western Canada always cherished their visits, attendance at weddings, family reunions, or in early days, summer vacations. Clarence was always the life of the party, joking and making sure had Pickled Herring for initiation into the Exner family. They were loyal to the family and made numerous trips not missing out on any special occasions regardless of distance. Very special memories of attending Blue Jays/Texas Rangers game in Toronto compliments of Jeff Zimmerman, with his whole family including Kevin/Jen/Adam/Laura/Uncle Elmer/Cousin Pearl was very special with Adam/Laura running the bases. Also attendance and participation in Exner Reunions of 1993 and 1998 in Grayson, playing ball and socializing with all attendees including Archbishop Exner. Many many great memories dating back to childhood, summer visits with Joyce/Kevin and Cheryl and lots of card games and laughter. Rest In Peace Clarence with the Love of Your Life Joyce and daughter Cheryl in heavenly harmony.

Mike & Sharon Guil

Posted at 03:43pm
Sorry to hear the news of Uncle Clarence’s passing. He was a great guy and Godfather.

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Posted at 02:21pm
Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Clarence.
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Verna Verbakel

Posted at 09:22am
We are sorry to about the passing of your Dad. We will always remember playing the washer game at the family reunion with him.
Verna & Ken Verbakel

Hardman Family - Roger, Janet, Teri-Lynn, Roger Jr

Posted at 11:34am
Remember that we love and care about you. "Clarence Schmidt" will remain in our hearts forever.
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